(Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomes a giraffe calf. The female Masai giraffe calf, recently named Adia, (Ah-dia) the Swahili word for "gift," was the 47th giraffe calf born at the Zoo since 1955. She was born on June 22, 2014 to first-time mom Jhasmin, and father Travis. Giraffes are native to the savannas of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Masai giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) are found in Kenya and Tanzania, near the Masai Mara National Reserve. Adia can be found in the Zoo's African Savanna area with the rest of the herd, including females Jada and Grace.